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Duchess of Cambridge becomes patron for Islington charity

February 22, 20160

The Duchess of Cambridge has become a Patron for the children’s mental health charity, the Anna Freud Centre. According to statistics by Young Minds, 1 in 10 children aged between 1
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“Sometimes I forget what I look like” – What it’s like to be homeless and female in Islington

January 6, 20160

Note: names marked with a * in this article have been changed to preserve the interviewees’ anonymity. Imagine yourself in one of the most physically demanding and vulnerable states possible
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Clerkenwell’s hidden history: the great and gruesome

May 20, 20150

While this week sees a celebration of much that is innovative and new in Clerkenwell, one ingenious project reminds us of the rich – and often troubled history that this area has.
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Gwenton Sloley: life of an ex-offender

April 12, 20150

  “Was I going to end up back in prison for any little thing I did? Would I ever be able to walk away from crime?” These are a few
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From cardboard box to tailored suit

March 20, 20150

On a cold autumn morning on the outskirts of London, a young man wakes up on his cardboard box. Today is a big day for him. Leaving the cardboard box behind
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One street, many faces: people of Brick Lane

May 19, 20141

Banglatown, a vintage hotspot, a graffiti-painted street, a creative hub for artists and the face of the tough East End: this is Brick Lane, defined by the people who live
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Kurz&Lang: Why bratwurst is more than just a sausage

April 22, 20140

St John Street is home to bratwurst shop Kurz&Lang, founded by Berlin-born Valentin von Amsberg. We paid a visit, as part of our St John Street At Work series

Giving a voice to Islington’s youth

April 10, 20140

Islington youth council was created in 2011 to give young people a voice. SJS News met Hiba Warsame, the current youth mayor. She told us about  priorities for the youth
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Video: The homeless guide to London

March 31, 20141

A London-based social enterprise is offering tours of the city “as perceived through the lens of homelessness”, led by homeless or formerly homeless guides. Unseen Tours incorporate homeless guides’ own
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Islington Idol: The borough’s famous past residents

March 24, 20140

The borough of Islington is known to be home to many celebrities. That’s nothing new: its history boasts an array of famous and important figures…